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Mar 20, 2013 7:30pm PDT
upon which all the world's religions, i believe, have been based. >> now which changes not. >> huh? >> now which changes not. >> ah, yes. >> well, the jewish tradition, in other words, is fulfilled in both margot adler and starhawk - they're both jewish. >> yes. >> that's the point i made. >> yeah, and i think that does also fit - back with judaism, we were talking about different interpretations of the genesis story, the alienation story, and i love your myth about leaving the fires, leaving it and going out and becoming, so that more relationship could happen, more interaction could happen, and you can see it in that form. do you know what we wanted to do? well, i'll tell you. we actually thought a good way of perhaps illustrating what's going on here is to actually have a short ritual, and we've invited - perhaps if you'd like to come up, we've got a few members of the class that want to participate in this ritual, to see that - just a short instance of what kinds of earth-centered spirituality we really might do. and i'll let you explain the rituals. if you folks want to come u
Mar 21, 2013 9:00am PDT
of another revolution, as a whole new range of digital technologies will change both the business and style of motion pictures. in this program, narrated by cliff robertson, we will see some surprises as tv collided with the movies in "film in the television age." ♪ just friends ♪ lovers no more ♪ just friends ♪ but not like before ♪ film... tv. one is reverential, the other is "i'm dominating." (charles champlin) the whole story of movies in the last 40 years is the competitive fight with television, the movies responding to what tv does do or doesn't do, can't do, and so on. i don't think it's been a struggle at all. i think there's been a complete symbiosis. i think they are mutually dependent. i think they are coming closer and closer together. i don't think it's a struggle at all. (robert altman) any film i've made has been seen by more people on tv than it ever has in cinema. but i don't think it makes any difference. eventually, every house will have a 6- to 8-foot screen and you sit 10 feet away from an 8-foot screen, you just as well be in the front at the ziegfield. (mu
Mar 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
such that when i combine it with any other element, it doesn't change the value? >> right, right. >> like, you know, is there an identity element, something that doesn't change? >> an identity element, okay. >> yes, an identity element. if we add 0 to any other integer, we get whatever integer we obtain. so for instance, if you get 4 and you add it to 0, you get 4. >> you still have 4. so, 4 retains its identity. >> so, and even if we do it in either way, 4 + 0 or 0 + 4, you still get 4, and this is the property of having an identity. so now that you have an identity element, you might ask yourself, if i give you an element in the set, is there an element that would give us 0? so for instance, if i give you 3, you might come up and say, you add -3 and you get 0. >> right, so every element on the line has its negative, and those are sort of specified by the fact that when you combine those two, you get this identity. >> this identity element, and this is the existence of inverses. >> in this case, an additive. >> an additive inverse, exactly, for the integers. so these four axioms have been rec
Mar 13, 2013 7:30pm PDT
an actual tangible change in their sense of self. and if that can happen in this setting, imagine what happens in one where people are believers and are trained and are attached to this ritual. so it's a huge power. well, just a couple more things. i don't want to forget this thought i have about some of the more negative aspects of ritual, but sacramental - another key feature of rituals. and sacramental is not, in this case, the capital of california; we're talking about the sacrament - that's a great one - juan told me that on the break. we're talking about another key point here. it's taking the ordinary and transforming it into the extraordinary. i mean, that's - sacrament, sacrifice; ascending, descending. i love those balances between the two, because in the sacrament, the divine descends as the human sacrifices some sense of their limited sense of self, and ascends. and somewhere in that wonderful mixture between divine and human, there's transformation, and so the sacramental element is really in there. this, though, you can find - i always get nervous when i start comparing d
Mar 13, 2013 4:30pm PDT
, by a computer program. with that, the games changed dramatically because we could now vary the odds, whereas on an old mechanical reel, the number of symbols to create these different combinations was fixed. now we can use what we call "virtual mapping" and have a random number generator create different odds of symbols coming up, which allowed us to take the number of combinations into the millions and offer a wider variety of pays. we use bernoulli's theory in a few different ways. a lot of it is in determining -- creating our formulas to do the calculations of the game. its very helpful, especially a series of events coming together. we look at it and we'll determine what we expect the return to be for a series of games. it'd be very difficult to go through and in a rote manner figure out every possible combination. we can use some of the equations available to us to simplify that and determine what an expected payout would be over a given set of rules over a time frame. the slot machines are based off of a normal distribution of outcomes which is associated with the random probabilities
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